Our Core Mission Statement:
The mission of Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance is to advocate for those who have felt marginalized or minoritized as a result of bullying. Our goal is to promote peace, to teach conflict resolution, and to eradicate bullying in all of its forms. We believe in the decency and authenticity of the human spirit.
We ask you to join and support us. You can donate through our Guidestar profile by clicking on the Guidestar icon on the right hand side or on the donate button above. Click on the link below to learn more about how your donations can help prevent bullying today.
The Facts on Bullying:
IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
28% of United States students in grades 6 -12 have experienced bullying. 20% of United States students in grades 9 – 12 have experienced bullying. Only about 20 to 30% of students who are bullied notify adults about the bullying.
In general, the United States has an about average amount of bullying when compared to other countries according to a World Health Organization Survey. (https://www.stopbullying.gov/
60.3 million U. S. workers are effected by workplace bullying. (http://www.workplacebullying.org/)
75% of employees surveyed had been affected by workplace bullying, whether as a target or a witness. (https://www.forbes.com/)
IN THE ROANOKE METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREA (MSA):
The local public school division is Roanoke City Public Schools. The city is divided into 49 individually defined neighborhoods. The city is divided into four quadrants: Northwest (NW), Northeast (NE), Southwest (SW), and Southeast (SE). The city represents nearly one-third of the population of the metropolitan area, which includes the neighboring City of Salem, Town of Vinton, and the counties of Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke. The City of Roanoke is the largest municipality in Southwest Virginia, and is the principal municipality of the Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
(Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area)
It is estimated that 64% of school-age children across the United States of America have been bullied. If we apply those statistics to the Roanoke Valley’s current enrollment of 29, 919 students, approximately 19, 148 students have experienced bullying in our local schools. (Researched by Colleen Burns, C. E. O. & Founder and revised by Stephen Niamke, Chairperson of Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance).